Category: Dungeon synth explorations

Dungeon Synth Explorations – Part 6 – Thangorodrim

As I’ve stated in other posts, when it comes to neo-dungeon synth, it basically boils down to two schools: the more “traditional”, old-school approach that mimics the classics (Mortiis, Wongraven, Graveland intros/outros, etc.), and the more “experimental” stuff which still seems to fit into the genre but strays from the traditional style.   While I’d…


Dungeon Synth Explorations – Part 5 – Grimrik

Those of you who have delved with me into the mysterious musical phenomenon of dungeon synth (DS) should be familiar with Grimrik.  His list of accomplishments since entering the current DS scene a few years ago is already impressive:…


Dungeon Synth Explorations – Part 4 – Hedge Wizard

Hedge Wizard is a very mysterious, obscure dungeon synth artist hailing from the equally mysterious, obscure city of Toledo, Ohio (seriously though, I know nothing about Toledo).   What I find most interesting about his style is that it reminds me not so much of (Era I) Mortiis or Wongraven, but point-and-click adventure games from…


Dungeon Synth Explorations – Part 3 – Deivlforst Records

  You can read Part 1 of the series here, and Part 2 here. For this part of the series, instead of exploring the works of one particular artist, I’d like to look at a group of artists that make up a black metal / dungeon synth collective that are also the brains behind Germany’s…


Dungeon Synth Explorations – Part 2 – Lord Lovidicus

 I feel like it wouldn’t be appropriate to write a piece about Erang without talking about his American counterpart, Lord Lovidicus!   Apparently, the dude behind Lord Lovidicus is a mysterious fellow known simply as…Crow. Crow (who hails from the forsaken mountains of Idaho) also has another project called Jotun, but that’s not really dungeon…


Dungeon Synth Explorations – Part 1 – ERANG

To start things off for my series delving into the mysterious depths of the world of dungeon synth, I’d like to talk about Erang.   While it would make sense to start off with the godfathers of the genre (such as Mortiis, Burzum (ambient albums, obv), Lord Wind, etc.), I’m gonna mix it up a…